Upcoming
Auditions

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Auditions!

6th December 2021, 7.30pm

Boathouse Theatre

 

Agatha Christie’s

The Mousetrap

Directed by Pam Logan and Tamara Henry 

Performance dates 30 Mar – 9 Apr 2022

Rehearsals will commence end of January.

The late Duncan Whiting was to have directed this play as the final production for 2021.  Pam and Tam had agreed to take on the play, however Covid has now delayed this until 2022. The production will be dedicated to Duncan.

Pam and Tam are seeking a committed ensemble of actors and creatives to develop this iconic play. The Mousetrap opened in London in 1952 and played continuously until Covid closed theatres in 2021.

The Mousetrap is set in the 1950’s in Monkswell Manor, during a snowstorm, where Mollie and Giles Ralston are welcoming guests to their newly opened boarding house. This sets up an intriguing mix of characters, all stranded together by the storm.  Needless to say there is a murder, suspects and red herrings galore, and the play has the inevitable twist or two before all is resolved. 

Roles as follow:

    Mollie Ralston – Proprietor of Monkswell Manor, and wife of Giles.

   Giles Ralston – Husband of Mollie who runs Monkswell Manor with his wife.

   Christopher Wren – The first guest to arrive at the hotel, Wren is a hyperactive young man who acts in a very peculiar manner. He admits he is running away from something, but refuses to say what. Wren claims to have been named after the architect of the same name by his parents.

    Mrs Boyle – A retired judge, highly critical older woman who is pleased by nothing she observes.

    Major Metcalf – Retired from the army, little is known about Major Metcalf.

     Miss Casewell – A strange, aloof, masculine woman who speaks off-handedly about the horrific experiences of her childhood.

     Mr Paravicini – A man of unknown provenance, who turns up claiming his car has overturned in a snowdrift. He appears to be affecting a foreign accent and to be artificially aged with make-up.

    Detective Sergeant Trotter – The detective role during the play. He arrives in a snow-storm and questions the proprietors and guests.  

  In the tradition of the play’s performance over the last 70 years all who are involved in the play, and all audiences, are asked to maintain a strict silence around ‘who-dunnit’.

 

If you would like to become part of this conspiracy and read a script please contact Pam on 027 652 2589 for a hard copy or you will find an online copy at :

https://northcoastreptheatreschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/The-Mousetrap-script.pdf

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